The Georgetown waterfront was originally a bustling tobacco port, a gritty place with wharves and rowdy taverns. After the Potomac River silted up, however, the tobacco trade dwindled and Georgetown’s economy required a new engine to drive it. This came in the form of mills constructed along the waterfront. You’ll see what has become of them on this walk. Other sites include:
- the little houses resided in by the waterfront inhabitants
- the C & O Canal
- a panoramic view from the edge of the Potomac River
- tiny neighborhood once called “Brickyard Hill” now boasts a luxury hotel constructed around a former incinerator
- former alley houses in an enclave known as Cherry Hill
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